Monday, August 3, 2009

Technical Difficulties

I have a virus. Or rather my computer does. I've been fighting with it for a couple weeks now, and every time I think it's gone it pops up again in a few days. This basically means I'm effed.

I backed up my important files and digital music as best I could online, including project pics, but now I don't want to pull any more images from my camera until I reinstall Windows. Oy.

Just for the record, the coffee table is finished, the dinning room chairs are recovered, and I made a pendant lamp. And I have pretty pictures of everything...I just can't show them to you yet. So I apologize if there is a delay in posts. I should work on the computer tonight when I get home, but we'll see how that goes.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Side Table Before and After

When I moved from my studio to my current 1 bedrom I had a serious furniture shortage. This resulted in a trip to my local Salvation Army in search of tables and lamps, on a serious budget. I came away with a load of stuff, including two matching side tables.

Sister table in the bedroom

The dark wood and black center insert just weren't working for me. I considered trying to pull out the middle and laying mosaic, but upon further investigation I realized the black board was the only thing in the center.

Not wanting to do serious measuring/construction on a cheap table, I decided to just paint the wood and cover the middle.

Emma provided moral support.

Please excuse the darkness. It was probably about midnight when I finished.

An improvement, no?

Close-up of the decoupage.

It was an easy project. I got a lot of mileage out of can of white primer. Then I only had to buy paper and decoupage paste, which wasn't terribly expensive.


I have to say, I'm super happy with the changes in the living room. I have a few more projects to post still, then I'll be doing some total room pics!